Vocabulary is at the heart of any ‘gold-standard’ curriculum and schools need to ensure that they are supporting children to develop a wide, rich and ambitious vocabulary across all subjects. High-quality and varied language is vital for children to be able to communicate their ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

The Vocabulary Mats have been structured to complement each theme / mini-mission, equipping teachers to deliver the appropriate language for each area. They provide key subject-specific vocabulary to ensure that children are supported by a language-rich environment where they develop a strong grasp of the correct terminology. The progression of this vocabulary has been carefully mapped in a sequential way to ensure that children are always building on previous learning and are using age-appropriate language to communicate their ideas.